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“One of the nicest things to do in London” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thames River Boats

Thames River Boats
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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“One of the nicest things to do in London”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The Thames river cruise is one of the nicest things to do in London especially if you don't have a great deal of time to explore London by foot. We have taken the cruise from the London Eye to the Tower Bridge pier and other occasions to Greenwich. all worth investigating Along the way you see lots sites like 30 St Mary’s Axe (informally known as The Gerkin) and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. If you take a longer cruise to Greenwich you will see Cutty Sark, Houses of Parliament, and the London eye.

If you have not done the trip before or like me were entertaining foreign students, take a tourist boat for the commentary. Otherwise, take the cheaper Thames Clipper service and enjoy speeding along. An oyster card or other travel ticket holder (e,g. One day travel card) will get you a discount on the trip as the boats are part of the bus, tube network. The best places to stop is Greenwich, for loads of attractions and a great place to stroll. The Southbank, where there is often something free going on. The Tower of London if you want to go here I recommend you book your entrance on line and go in the morning.

There is an informal guide on the boats, who depending how they feel can be full of useful information. The boat can often be full during peak periods, so it was not possible to move around. You can though if you sit at the front of you will be able take lots of photos. The river trips suit all ages and nationalities, all have food and toilets on board. Always been met by polite, helpful and friendly staff.

Visited October 2013
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“Second visit here and still brilliant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Another interesting and informative experience - my only criticism is that it's not long enough. Travelled with young children and we all enjoyed it - would recommend it to all aged visitors. Expand the service and we'll be back!

Visited August 2014
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Essex
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“Loved it. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Boarded with 2 teens, an 11yr old & my youngest child who's 7. Had a great day. Started at tower hill, went up to Westminster, then down to Greenwich and back again. Very educational. Thought we knew everything there was to know about London & it's many landmarks but learnt some very interesting facts. Very educational & informative with humour thrown in for good measure. Kids absolutely loved it. Definitely the best way to see London. Spent most of our day top side as the weather was beautiful. Had lunch on board, reasonably priced & plenty of room. Not over crowded like I was expecting & staff very friendly. Enjoyed every minute. Will do this again & definitely recommend this experience to everyone.

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Windsor, Ontario CA
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“A unique and fun way to travel around London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

I love taking this boat along the Thames and stopping to see all of the sights. I've done it twice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

excellent tour a great way to see London Westminster to Greenwich.Captain on boat gave full running commentary of all the sites we passed on the trip, very knowledgeable chap. would definitely do this again.

Visited July 2014
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